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MeetGreen Hero Sam Hummel

MeetGreen Hero – Sam Hummel

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When I sat down with Sam Hummel, CEO of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and told him we consider him to be a passionate user of event technology, he said, “I don’t want to be! I just want functional solutions that fit my needs!” He empathizes with how hard it is to be a technology company […]

Where will You Find Us In Fall 2017

Where Will You Find Us In Fall of 2017?

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The MeetGreen team is very busy this fall, you may be wondering where you can find us. You are in luck, we have created a list of all the fantastic events you will find us managing and greening for our client’s conferences. ROSCon September 21-22, Vancouver BC Oracle OpenWorld October 1-5, San Francisco, CA IMEX […]

Green Meeting Trends

10 Hot Green Meeting Trends for a Cool Planet

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Can sustainability really be cool? You bet! There are cool trends in sustainable events emerging daily as our industry sees a shift to experiential gatherings. The request by attendees to be actively participating in events as a learning tool makes this a perfect opportunity to participate in green meeting initiatives as well. The heightened awareness […]

MeetGreen Hero Amanda Medress

MeetGreen Hero – Amanda Medress

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Amanda Medress, Director of Communications, The SASB Foundation – Our Hero and Humble Sustainability Leader We’ve had the pleasure of working with Amanda Medress, Director of Communications at The SASB Foundation, over the past few years. Her quiet commitment to event sustainability is vital to fulfilling SASB’s mission with the key stakeholders they convene, and […]

Emergency Response Plan

Time for an Emergency Response Plan

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The event dates are set, the venue has been selected, and the contracts are in place. Let the planning process begin! As an event organizer, you have an enormous amount of logistics to coordinate and massage into place as the event rapidly approaches. Everything from the event schedule, to registration, speakers and sponsors, food and […]

Sourcing a Mobile Event App Platform

Sourcing a Mobile Event App Platform

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Mission Possible Series A mobile event app used to be an elaborate feature of a conference reserved for the high end, tech savvy event. Now, a mobile app is standard and will warrant an embarrassing comment or two if one is not offered. Mobile event apps provide easy access to event information and can play […]

IMEX Sustainable Practices

IMEX Sustainable Practices Contribute to a Better World

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When Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Groups says, “We do our part to leave the world a better place than we found it,” she is sincere. “With 3,250 exhibitors representing 139 countries, 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries and 12,227 attendees, we are truly the pulse of the meetings industry. We are committed not only to […]

Widgets Are Everywhere

Widgets are Everywhere and They are So Fun!

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Into this era of “Do It Yourself” technology resources ventures the brave meeting planner. Nowhere can the planner tasked with building event websites and microsites find a better, more savvy augmentation to their important content than by leveraging the wide variety of free and low cost widgets available. What is a Widget? A widget or […]

Why Bother With Sustainable Practices At Your Events

Why Bother with Sustainable Practices at Your Meetings?

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Indeed. Why bother with sustainable practices at your meetings? Why bother recycling on the show floor? Why bother serving local food? Why bother choosing seafood from a sustainable fishery? Why bother asking venues if they use renewable energy? Why bother measuring your environmental footprint? Why bother reusing signage? Why bother choosing condiments in bulk? Why […]

MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

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Why would we develop a new version of our calculator? Because we know now what we didn’t know then… We now know the landscape of sustainable events is constantly shifting, improving, and growing. Our experience has taught us some green meeting practices are simply better at addressing negative impacts or creating benefit than others. For […]